There are 6 ways to get from Purdue University to Northwestern University by bus, subway, train, car or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, subway  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il 4970
  2. Take the subway from LaSalle/Van Buren to Foster Purple Line

$31 - $63

Cheapest option

Bus Suburban Express  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall to Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall 530pu
  2. Take the bus from Woodfield Mall to Church / Maple 208

$21 - $27

4 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Lafayette Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Cardinal / ...

$43 - $92

Bus Reindeer Shuttle  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Purdue Wiley Hall to Chicago O'Hare International

$57 - $63

Drive  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Purdue University to Northwestern University 136.3 miles

$13 - $20

Shuttle  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from West Lafayette - Ford Dining Court to icago - OHare Airport

$58 - $74

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The cheapest way to get from Purdue University to Northwestern University is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Purdue University to Northwestern University is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Purdue University to Northwestern University. However, there are services departing from Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall and arriving at Church / Maple via Woodfield Mall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 36 min.

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The distance between Purdue University and Northwestern University is 120 miles. The road distance is 136.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Purdue University to Northwestern University without a car is to bus and subway which takes 2 h 56 min and costs $30 - $65.

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It takes approximately 2 h 56 min to get from Purdue University to Northwestern University, including transfers.

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Purdue University to Northwestern University bus services, operated by Suburban Express, depart from Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall station.

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The best way to get from Purdue University to Northwestern University is to bus which takes 4 h 36 min and costs $21 - $27. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $40 - $95 and takes 4 h 48 min.

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Map of how to get from Purdue University to Northwestern University.
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  • Distance: 119.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 56 min

What companies run services between Purdue University, IN, USA and Northwestern University, IL, USA?

You can take a bus from Purdue University to Northwestern University via Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall, Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall, Woodfield Mall, and Church / Maple in around 4 h 36 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Purdue University to Northwestern University once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 3 h 24 min.

Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lafayette Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $240
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall to Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Woodfield Mall to Church / Maple
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Reindeer Shuttle
Website
reindeershuttle.com
Bus from Purdue Wiley Hall to Chicago O'Hare International
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
reindeershuttle.com
Express Air Coach
Website
expressaircoach.com
Shuttle from West Lafayette - Ford Dining Court to icago - OHare Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com

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